“A number of institutions of higher learning are already dealing with dangerous and disruptive coronavirus outbreaks shortly after reopening for in-person classes.”
NH DHHS Announces Potential Exposures Connected To Positive Cases Of COVID-19 At Theta Chi Fraternity In Durham
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating a potential outbreak of COVID-19 among individuals associated with Theta Chi Fraternity, located at 5 Strafford Avenue, Durham, NH 03824. To date, 11 persons with COVID- 19 have been identified who have been at the fraternity.
Any individuals who visited Theta Chi Fraternity since the end of August may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should self-observe for illness and seek testing. Students who may have been exposed can access testing through the University of New Hampshire. Persons not associated with the university can access testing through multiple testing options available throughout the State.
Coronavirus cluster linked to a University of New Hampshire frat party
“A cluster of Covid-19 cases has been linked to a fraternity party at the University of New Hampshire, health officials say. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday that it is investigating a potential outbreak tied to a Theta Chi event last weekend. University officials said more than 100 people, including students, attended the August 29 party and few wore masks. Eleven people connected to the party have tested positive for the virus, according to university officials.” More at CNN
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The problem with college during the coronavirus pandemic is not just what’s happening on campuses and in college towns. It’s also that colleges may end up spreading the virus to dozens of other communities. In recent weeks, as students have returned to campus, thousands have become infected. And some colleges have responded by sending students home, including those known to have the virus. More at NY Times
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NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – September 8, 2020
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, DHHS announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 7,494 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are six individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with
48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (11), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Strafford (2), and Merrimack (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (1) and Nashua (1). The county of residence is being determined for one new case.
No new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 718 (10%) of 7,494 cases. Two of the new cases had no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Of those with complete risk information, most of the cases have either had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or have recently traveled.
DHHS has no additional deaths to report.